Home or Nursing Home | Geriatric Care Management

Home or Nursing Home | Geriatric Care Management.

From the excellent Geriatric Care Management blog by Maria Basso Lipani:

Home or Nursing Home?Maria,

Mom is in a nursing home/rehab to recuperate from a broken leg – the latest in a long list of injuries and illnesses over the last several years. She insists she wants to go home with the help of an aide but my 87-year-old stepfather does not feel that he can take care of her at home.

She has hospice due to her multiple diagnoses but doesn’t seem to be getting worse. She can rise from her wheelchair and walk ten feet with a walker although she is weak and sleeps a lot.

I don’t know how I am supposed to make a decision about her going home or staying in the nursing home. Any feedback from you would be helpful…

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Originally posted 2012-04-06 07:05:44.

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About Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.